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EASY Passionfruit Banana Bread

by Nick Makrides
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Banana bread loaf with cream cheese frosting and passionfruit drizzle.

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Banana bread loaf with cream cheese frosting and passionfruit drizzle.

Easy Passionfruit Banana Bread

This scrumptious banana bread is packed full of yummy banana, delicious pecans and is topped with a creamy and not too sweet Cream cheese frosting and a drizzle of fresh passionfruit. Easy to make, delicious and perfect with your weekend morning coffee!

Serves 12

5 from 2 votes
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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 371kcal


Banana Bread

  • 1/2 cup (112 g) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup (165 g) brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups (300 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 4 bananas
  • 1 cup (112 g) pecans


  • 1/2 cup (75 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (75 g) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup (75 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 passionfruit

Learn How To Make it! [VIDEO]


Banana Bread

  • Preheat oven to 160°C / 320°F. Line a loaf tin with baking paper. Set aside.
  • Add the butter and brown sugar into a large mixing bowl and mix using a handheld mixer for 3 minutes until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating each time.
  • Add the flour and baking powder and mix until well combined. The batter will be thick. Add the bananas and pecans and fold through until well combined. Transfer the batter to the loaf tin and bake for 1 hour. Allow to cool completely.


  • Add the cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract and powdered sugar to a large mixing bowl and beat until pale and fluffy. About 3-5minutes. Top with fresh passionfruit. Slice and serve.


Banana bread can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days in the fridge or up to 2 weeks in the freezer if. I would recommend individually wrapping each slice in plastic wrap.


Calories : 371kcal
Carbonhydrates: 49g
Protein: 6g
Fat: 18g
Saturated Fat: 8g
Trans Fat : 1g
Cholesterol: 72mg
Sodium: 162mg
Potassium : 296mg
Fiber: 4g
Sugar : 25g
Vitamin A: 633IU
Vitamin C: 8mg
Calcium: 101mg
Iron: 2mg
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